The parents of a 13 year old girl encouraging her to sail solo around the world. She is keen to do it, don’t get me wrong, I just think that 13 is too young, boy or girl, to be doing something like this. I don’t think a 13 year old is emotionally ready for the isolation such a journey entails. I know that there is a 15 year old Australian girl planning her own solo trip and I’m ambivalent about that too. But there is a lot of difference between 15 and 13, more than just two years in age.
Secondly, the leaked test results about Caster Semenya. Allegedly her testosterone levels are three times higher than the average woman. Okay, so what does this actually mean? A quick google tells me nothing. Could her body just have a mutation that causes her to produce more testosterone? Does this actually prove anything? Does the media actually care?
High hormone levels do not always translate to a failed drugs test. Testosterone levels can vary widely.
Apparently should she want a career in finance after this though, her options are good since women with high testosterone take more risks (like men) and are often more successful in finance than non-risk takers.
So, what’s bothering you today?